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Ubuntu netbook is colored to match

Aug 17, 2009, 14:31 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Angel)

"Linux is offered on too few netbooks, and often gets relegated to low-end models with miniscule SSDs (solid-state disks). (Dell, which offers Ubuntu on some of its models, recently refuted Microsoft's claims that return rates are higher on Linux-equipped netbooks.)

"Zareason's Terra A20 one-ups even Dell by offering preinstalled Ubuntu 9.04 (and Edbuntu and Kubuntu too) on a netbook that's as full-featured as most any other. Not only that, the device is even available in a mocha case complete with Ubuntu logo, as pictured below.

"The Terra A20, presumably a product of an unnamed Taiwanese OEM, includes 802.11b/g/n wireless networking. An extra $100 on top of the netbook's price buys an internal cellular modem that provides HSDPA/UMTS on the 850/1900/2100MHz bands and GPRS on 850/900/1800/1900MHz, ZaReason says. (This seems like a boon for anyone who'd wanted a cellular modem but wondered if they could find Linux support for it.)"

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